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Pages: 7851-7855
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

GENDER BASED PATTERNS OF MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MOZAMBIQUE

B. Cassy

University Eduardo Mondlane - UEM (MOZAMBIQUE)
This study intended to explore possible gender-based patterns of teacher-pupil interactions in the mathematics classrooms in the context of junior secondary schools in Mozambique. To gather data, an attitude scale and a classroom observation schedule were developed and used and, it was carried out in a natural school environment and followed a quantitative research design methodology and involved junior secondary school pupils and their mathematics teachers. The general result shows gender-based differences in attitudes towards mathematics and in the patterns of teacher-pupils interactions, with boys demonstrating more positive attitude and interacting more with their mathematics teacher than girls. Although mathematics is an interesting and valuable subject, considering that a strong mathematical background is a prerequisite for many career and job opportunities in this technological world of today, it is in this field that lower female participation is seen. And, in Mozambican education context, mathematics is commonly viewed as a subject that filters women out of opportunities in later life
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B. Cassy (2015) GENDER BASED PATTERNS OF MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MOZAMBIQUE, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 7851-7855.
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